ESCAPE OR DIE!
That was the code of the desperate prisoners of Devil’s Island! Either they could try to get away from this hellish prison or stay – and rot.
But how to escape? On one hand was the impenetrable jungle – filled with ant-ridden skeletons of prisoners who had tried that route. On the other hand was the treacherous sea – where murderous sharks waited hopefully.
Four times Rene Belbenoit tried to escape., four times he had been hurled back. He had to try again. Could he make it?
Here is the incredible, harrowing, true story of a man who knew at first-hand the cruelest place on earth: Devil’s Island!
Honestly, the only reason I bought this was because of the Jerry Stiller lookalike on the cover…
- Prisoners use table leg to escape French jail (telegraph.co.uk)
- 10 Amazing Great Escapes That Really Happened (listverse.com)
- Staff Picks: The Greatest Jailbreak Scenes (chicagoist.com)